This is a list of electoral divisions and wards in the ceremonial county of Greater Manchester in North West England. All changes since the re-organisation of local government following the passing of the Local Government Act 1972 are shown. The number of councillors elected for each electoral division or ward is shown in brackets.

District councils

Bolton

Wards from 1 April 1974 (first election 10 May 1973) to 1 May 1980:[1]

Wards from 1 May 1980 to 10 June 2004:[2]

Wards from 10 June 2004 to present:[3]

  1. Astley Bridge (3)
  2. Bradshaw (3)
  3. Breightmet (3)
  4. Bromley Cross (3)
  5. Crompton (3)
  6. Farnworth (3)
  7. Great Lever (3)
  8. Halliwell (3)
  9. Harper Green (3)
  10. Heaton & Lostock (3)
  11. Horwich & Blackrod (3)
  12. Horwich North East (3)
  13. Hulton (3)
  14. Kearsley (3)
  15. Little Lever & Darcy Lever (3)
  16. Rumworth (3)
  17. Smithills (3)
  18. Tonge with the Haulgh (3)
  19. Westhoughton North & Chew Moor (3)
  20. Westhoughton South (3)

Bury

Wards from 1 April 1974 (first election 10 May 1973) to 3 May 1979:[1]

Wards from 3 May 1979 to 10 June 2004:[4]

Wards from 10 June 2004 to present:[5]

  1. Besses (3)
  2. Church (3)
  3. East (3)
  4. Elton (3)
  5. Holyrood (3)
  6. Moorside (3)
  7. North Manor (3)
  8. Pilkington Park (3)
  9. Radcliffe East (3)
  10. Radcliffe North (3)
  11. Radcliffe West (3)
  12. Ramsbottom (3)
  13. Redvales (3)
  14. St Mary's (3)
  15. Sedgley (3)
  16. Tottington (3)
  17. Unsworth (3)

Manchester

Wards from 1 April 1974 (first election 10 May 1973) to 6 May 1982:[1]

Wards from 6 May 1982 to 10 June 2004:[6]

Wards from 10 June 2004 to 2 May 2018:[7]

Wards from 3 May 2018 onwards:[8]

Oldham

Wards from 1 April 1974 (first election 10 May 1973) to 3 May 1979:[1]

Wards from 3 May 1979 to 10 June 2004:[9]

Wards from 10 June 2004 to present:[10][11]

  1. Alexandra (3)
  2. Chadderton Central (3)
  3. Chadderton North (3)
  4. Chadderton South (3)
  5. Coldhurst (3)
  6. Crompton (3)
  7. Failsworth East (3)
  8. Failsworth West (3)
  9. Hollinwood (3)
  10. Medlock Vale (3)
  11. Royton North (3)
  12. Royton South (3)
  13. Saddleworth North (3)
  14. Saddleworth South (3)
  15. Saddleworth West & Lees (3)
  16. St James' (3)
  17. St Mary's (3)
  18. Shaw (3)
  19. Waterhead (3)
  20. Werneth (3)

Rochdale

Wards from 1 April 1974 (first election 10 May 1973) to 1 May 1980:[1]

Wards from 1 May 1980 to 10 June 2004:[12]

Wards from 10 June 2004 to present:[13][14]

  1. Balderstone & Kirkholt (3)
  2. Bamford (3)
  3. Castleton (3)
  4. Central Rochdale (3)
  5. East Middleton (3)
  6. Healey (3)
  7. Hopwood Hall (3)
  8. Kingsway (3)
  9. Littleborough Lakeside (3)
  10. Milkstone & Deeplish (3)
  11. Milnrow & Newhey (3)
  12. Norden (3)
  13. North Heywood (3)
  14. North Middleton (3)
  15. Smallbridge & Firgrove (3)
  16. South Middleton (3)
  17. Spotland & Falinge (3)
  18. Wardle & West Littleborough (3)
  19. West Heywood (3)
  20. West Middleton (3)

Salford

Wards from 1 April 1974 (first election 10 May 1973) to 6 May 1982:[1]

Wards from 6 May 1982 to 10 June 2004:[15]

Wards from 10 June 2004 to 6 May 2021:[16]

Wards from 6 May 2021 to present:[17]

  1. Barnton and Winton (3)
  2. Blackfriars and Trinity (3)
  3. Boothstown and Ellenbrook (3)
  4. Broughton (3)
  5. Cadishead and Lower Irlam (3)
  6. Claremont (3)
  7. Eccles (3)
  8. Higher Irlam and Peel Green (3)
  9. Kersal and Broughton Park (3)
  10. Little Hulton (3)
  11. Ordsall (3)
  12. Pendlebury and Clifton (3)
  13. Pendleton and Charlestown (3)
  14. Quays (3)
  15. Swinton and Wardley (3)
  16. Swinton Park (3)
  17. Walkden North (3)
  18. Walkden South (3)
  19. Weaste and Seedley (3)
  20. Worsley and Westwood Park (3)

Stockport

Wards from 1 April 1974 (first election 10 May 1973) to 1 May 1980:[1]

Wards from 1 May 1980 to 10 June 2004:[18]

Wards from 10 June 2004 to present:[19]

Tameside

Wards from 1 April 1974 (first election 10 May 1973) to 1 May 1980:[1]

Wards from 1 May 1980 to 10 June 2004:[21]

Wards from 10 June 2004 to present:[22]

Trafford

Wards from 1 April 1974 (first election 10 May 1973) to 1 May 1980:[1]

Wards from 1 May 1980 to 10 June 2004:[23]

Wards from 10 June 2004 to present:[24]

Wigan

Wards from 1 April 1974 (first election 10 May 1973) to 1 May 1980:[1]

Wards from 1 May 1980 to 10 June 2004:[25]

Wards from 10 June 2004 to present:[26][27]

Former county council

Greater Manchester

Electoral Divisions from 1 April 1974 (first election 12 April 1973) to 1 April 1986 (county council abolished):[1][28][29]

  1. Altrincham No. 1 (1)
  2. Altrincham No. 2 (1)
  3. Ashton-in-Makerfield (1)
  4. Ashton-under-Lyne No. 1 (1)
  5. Ashton-under-Lyne No. 2 (1)
  6. Atherton (1)
  7. Audenshaw (1)
  8. Bolton No. 1 (1)
  9. Bolton No. 2 (1)
  10. Bolton No. 3 (1)
  11. Bolton No. 4 (1)
  12. Bolton No. 5 (1)
  13. Bredbury & Romiley (1)
  14. Bury No. 1 (1)
  15. Bury No. 2 (1)
  16. Chadderton (1)
  17. Cheadle & Gatley No. 1 (1)
  18. Cheadle & Gatley No. 2 (1)
  19. Crompton (1)
  20. Denton (1)
  21. Droylsden (1)
  22. Dukinfield (1)
  23. Eccles (Eccles) (1)
  24. Eccles (Patricroft) (1)
  25. Failsworth (1)
  26. Farnworth (1)
  27. Golborne (1)
  28. Hale (1)
  29. Hazel Grove & Bramhall No. 1 (1)
  30. Hazel Grove & Bramhall No. 2 (1)
  31. Heywood (1)
  32. Hindley (1)
  33. Horwich (1)
  34. Hyde No. 1 (1)
  35. Hyde No. 2 (1)
  36. Ince-in-Makerfield (1)
  37. Irlam (1)
  38. Kearsley (1)
  39. Leigh East (1)
  40. Leigh West (1)
  41. Manchester No. 1 (1)
  42. Manchester No. 2 (1)
  43. Manchester No. 3 (1)
  44. Manchester No. 4 (1)
  45. Manchester No. 5 (1)
  46. Manchester No. 6 (1)
  47. Manchester No. 7 (1)
  48. Manchester No. 8 (1)
  49. Manchester No. 9 (1)
  50. Manchester No. 10 (1)
  51. Manchester No. 11 (1)
  52. Manchester No. 12 (1)
  53. Manchester No. 13 (1)
  54. Manchester No. 14 (1)
  55. Manchester No. 15 (1)
  56. Manchester No. 16 (1)
  57. Manchester No. 17 (1)
  58. Manchester No. 18 (1)
  59. Manchester No. 19 (1)
  60. Manchester No. 20 (1)
  61. Marple (1)
  62. Middleton North West (1)
  63. Middleton South East (1)
  64. Oldham No. 1 (1)
  65. Oldham No. 2 (1)
  66. Oldham No. 3 (1)
  67. Oldham No. 4 (1)
  68. Orrell (1)
  69. Pendlebury (1)
  70. Prestwich (1)
  71. Radcliffe (1)
  72. Ramsbottom & Tottington (1)
  73. Rochdale No. 1 (1)
  74. Rochdale No. 2 (1)
  75. Rochdale No. 3 (1)
  76. Rochdale No. 4 (1)
  77. Royton (1)
  78. Saddleworth (1)
  79. Sale No. 1 (1)
  80. Sale No. 2 (1)
  81. Salford No. 1 (1)
  82. Salford No. 2 (1)
  83. Salford No. 3 (1)
  84. Salford No. 4 (1)
  85. Salford No. 5 (1)
  86. Stalybridge (1)
  87. Standish-with-Langtree (1)
  88. Stockport No. 1 (1)
  89. Stockport No. 2 (1)
  90. Stockport No. 3 (1)
  91. Stockport No. 4 (1)
  92. Stockport No. 5 (1)
  93. Stretford (Old Trafford) (1)
  94. Stretford (Stretford) (1)
  95. Swinton (1)
  96. Turton (1)
  97. Tyldesley (1)
  98. Urmston No. 1 (1)
  99. Urmston No. 2 (1)
  100. Westhoughton (1)
  101. Whitefield (1)
  102. Wigan (3)
  103. Worsley No. 1 (1)
  104. Worsley No. 2 (1)

Electoral Divisions due from 2 May 1985 (order revoked by the Local Government Act 1985):[30]

  1. Altrincham & Timperley (1)
  2. Ancoats & Cheetham (1)
  3. Ashton East & Mossley (1)
  4. Ashton West (1)
  5. Astley Bridge & Halliwell (1)
  6. Atherton & Tyldesley (1)
  7. Audenshaw & Denton North East (1)
  8. Baguley & Benchill (1)
  9. Barlow Moor & Old Moat (1)
  10. Blackfriars (1)
  11. Blackley & Charlestown (1)
  12. Bowdon & Hale (1)
  13. Bradshaw & Bromley Cross (1)
  14. Bramhall (1)
  15. Bramhall Park (1)
  16. Bredbury (1)
  17. Brooklands & Northenden (1)
  18. Broughton (1)
  19. Bucklow & St Martins (1)
  20. Burnage & Ladybarn (1)
  21. Burnden & Little Lever (1)
  22. Bury East (1)
  23. Bury North (1)
  24. Bury South (1)
  25. Bury West (1)
  26. Cadishead & Irlam (1)
  27. Central & Derby (1)
  28. Central (1)
  29. Central, Beswick & Openshaw (1)
  30. Chadderton (1)
  31. Cheadle East (1)
  32. Cheadle West (1)
  33. Chorlton-on-Medlock & Hulme (1)
  34. Clayton & Newton Heath (1)
  35. Crompton (1)
  36. Crumpsall & Harpurhey (1)
  37. Davyhulme (1)
  38. Denton South & West (1)
  39. Didsbury & Withington (1)
  40. Droylesden (1)
  41. Dukinfield (1)
  42. Failsworth (1)
  43. Farnworth (1)
  44. Featherstall (1)
  45. Glodwick (1)
  46. Gorton (1)
  47. Harper Green & Daubhill (1)
  48. Hazel Grove (1)
  49. Heathbank (1)
  50. Heatons (1)
  51. Heywood (1)
  52. Hindley (1)
  53. Hollins (1)
  54. Horwich & Blackrod (1)
  55. Hulton (1)
  56. Hyde East (1)
  57. Hyde West (1)
  58. Ince (1)
  59. Leigh (1)
  60. Levenshulme & Fallowfield (1)
  61. Lightbowne & Moston (1)
  62. Littleborough & Milnrow (1)
  63. Longsight & Victoria Park (1)
  64. Lowton with Hope Carr (1)
  65. Makerfield (1)
  66. Manor Moor (1)
  67. Marple (1)
  68. Middleton North (1)
  69. Middleton South (1)
  70. Moorside (1)
  71. Moss Side & Wilbraham (1)
  72. Old Trafford (1)
  73. Orrell (1)
  74. Park (1)
  75. Pendlebury (1)
  76. Pendleton (1)
  77. Prestwich (1)
  78. Radcliffe (1)
  79. Reddish (1)
  80. Rochdale Central (1)
  81. Rochdale North (1)
  82. Rochdale South (1)
  83. Rochdale West (1)
  84. Royton (1)
  85. Saddleworth (1)
  86. Sale East (1)
  87. Sale West (1)
  88. Seedley (1)
  89. Sharston & Woodhouse Park (1)
  90. Smithills & Deane-cum-Heaton (1)
  91. Stalybridge (1)
  92. Standish with Langtree (1)
  93. Stretford (1)
  94. Tonge & Breightmet (1)
  95. Tyldesley South & Bedford (1)
  96. Urmston & Flixton (1)
  97. Westhoughton (1)
  98. Whalley Range & Chorlton (1)
  99. Whitefield (1)
  100. Wigan North (1)
  101. Wigan South (1)
  102. Wigan West (1)
  103. Winton (1)
  104. Worsley (1)

Electoral wards by constituency

Altrincham and Sale West

Altrincham, Ashton upon Mersey, Bowdon, Broadheath, Hale Barns, Hale Central, St Mary's, Timperley, Village.

Ashton-under-Lyne

Ashton Hurst, Ashton St. Michael's, Ashton Waterloo, Droylsden East, Droylsden West, Failsworth East, Failsworth West, St. Peters.

Blackley and Broughton

Broughton, Charlestown, Cheetham, Crumpsall, Harpurhey, Higher Blackley, Kersal.

Bolton North East

Astley Bridge, Bradshaw, Breightmet, Bromley Cross, Crompton, Halliwell, Tonge with the Haulgh.

Bolton South East

Farnworth, Great Lever, Harper Green, Hulton, Kearsley, Little Lever and Darcy Lever, Rumworth.

Bolton West

Atherton, Heaton and Lostock, Horwich and Blackrod, Horwich North East, Smithills, Westhoughton North and Chew Moor, Westhoughton South.

Bury North

Church, East, Elton, Moorside, North Manor, Ramsbottom, Redvales, Tottington.

Bury South

Besses, Holyrood, Pilkington Park, Radcliffe East, Radcliffe North, Radcliffe West, St Mary’s, Sedgley, Unsworth.

Cheadle

Bramhall North, Bramhall South, Cheadle and Gatley, Cheadle Hulme North, Cheadle Hulme South, Heald Green, Stepping Hill.

Denton and Reddish

Audenshaw, Denton North East, Denton South, Denton West, Dukinfield, Reddish North, Reddish South.

Hazel Grove

Bredbury and Woodley, Bredbury Green and Romiley, Hazel Grove, Marple North, Marple South, Offerton.

Heywood and Middleton

Bamford, Castleton, East Middleton, Hopwood Hall, Norden, North Heywood, North Middleton, South Middleton, West Heywood, West Middleton.

Leigh

Astley Mosley Common, Atherleigh, Golborne and Lowton West, Leigh East, Leigh South, Leigh West, Lowton East, Tyldesley.

Makerfield

Abram, Ashton, Bryn, Hindley, Hindley Green, Orrell, Winstanley, Worsley Mesnes.

Manchester Central

Ancoats and Beswick, Ardwick, Clayton and Openshaw, Deansgate, Hulme, Miles Platting and Newton Heath, Moss Side, Moston, Piccadilly.

Manchester, Gorton

Gorton and Abbey Hey, Fallowfield, Levenshulme, Longsight, Rusholme, Whalley Range.

Manchester, Withington

Burnage, Chorlton, Chorlton Park, Didsbury East, Didsbury West, Old Moat, Withington.

Oldham East and Saddleworth

Alexandra, Crompton, Saddleworth North, Saddleworth South, Saddleworth West and Lees, St James’, St Mary’s, Shaw, Waterhead.

Oldham West and Royton

Chadderton Central, Chadderton North, Chadderton South, Coldhurst, Hollinwood, Medlock Vale, Royton North, Royton South, Werneth.

Rochdale

Balderstone and Kirkholt, Central Rochdale, Healey, Kingsway, Littleborough Lakeside, Milkstone and Deeplish, Milnrow and Newhey, Smallbridge and Firgrove, Spotland and Falinge, Wardle and West Littleborough.

Salford and Eccles

Claremont, Eccles, Irwell Riverside, Langworthy, Ordsall, Pendlebury, Swinton North, Swinton South, Weaste and Seedley.

Stalybridge and Hyde

Dukinfield / Stalybridge, Hyde Godley, Hyde Newton, Hyde Werneth, Longdendale, Mossley, Stalybridge North, Stalybridge South.

Stockport

Brinnington and Central, Davenport and Cale Green, Edgeley and Cheadle Heath, Heatons North, Heatons South, Manor.

Stretford and Urmston

Bucklow-St. Martins, Clifford, Davyhulme East, Davyhulme West, Flixton, Gorse Hill, Longford, Stretford, Urmston.

Wigan

Aspull, New Springs and Whelley, Douglas, Ince, Pemberton, Shevington with Lower Ground, Standish with Langtree, Wigan Central, Wigan West.

Worsley and Eccles South

Barton, Boothstown and Ellenbrook, Cadishead, Irlam, Little Hulton, Walkden North, Walkden South, Winton, Worsley.

Wythenshawe and Sale East

Baguley, Brooklands (Manchester), Brooklands (Trafford), Northenden, Priory, Sale Moor, Sharston, Woodhouse Park.

See also

References

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  2. ^ The Borough of Bolton (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1979
  3. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Bolton (Electoral Changes) Order 2004. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  4. ^ The Borough of Bury (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1978
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Bury (Electoral Changes) Order 2004. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  6. ^ The City of Manchester (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1981
  7. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The City of Manchester (Electoral Changes) Order 2004. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  8. ^ LGBCE (April 2017). Final recommendations on the new electoral arrangements for Manchester City Council (PDF). Local Government Boundary Commission for England. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 February 2018.
  9. ^ The Borough of Oldham (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1978
  10. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Oldham (Electoral Changes) Order 2004. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  11. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Oldham (Electoral Changes) (Amendment) Order 2005. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  12. ^ The Borough of Rochdale (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1979
  13. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Rochdale (Electoral Changes) Order 2004. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  14. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Rochdale (Electoral Changes) (Amendment) Order 2004. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  15. ^ The City of Salford (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1980
  16. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The City of Salford (Electoral Changes) Order 2004. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  17. ^ Timan, Joseph (5 May 2021). "Salford's election boundary changes for 2021 explained and how they may affect results". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 14 July 2021.
  18. ^ The Borough of Stockport (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1979
  19. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Stockport (Electoral Changes) Order 2004. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  20. ^ Stockport Borough Council letter dated 3 April 2014
  21. ^ The Borough of Tameside (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1979
  22. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Tameside (Electoral Changes) Order 2004. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  23. ^ The Borough of Trafford (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1979
  24. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Trafford (Electoral Changes) Order 2004. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  25. ^ The Borough of Wigan (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1979
  26. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Wigan (Electoral Changes) Order 2004. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  27. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Wigan (Electoral Changes) (Amendment) Order 2005. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  28. ^ Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael. Local Elections Handbook 1973. The Elections Centre. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
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  30. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The County of Greater Manchester (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1985. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.